Nevada Among Top 5 States for Inbound Moves

Gladys Abbott
January 6, 2019

More Connecticut residents moved out than in a year ago, according to a recent study by United Van Lines.

An annual migration patterns study by Atlas Van Lines ranks Illinois No. 3 in percentage of out-of-state moves for 2018, behind West Virginia and Wyoming, respectively.

The St. Louis-based moving company found that CT had the third-highest rate of residents moving to other states - with 62 percent of moves being outbound.

Kansas' "move-out" rate of 58.7 percent ranks behind New Jersey (66.8 percent), IL (65.9 percent), CT (62 percent) and NY (61.5 percent). Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, South Carolina, Washington, North Carolina, South Dakota and Washington, D.C. round out the top 10.

Among the reasons people are moving to OR, the company broke out "family" and "lifestye" as reasons for the state's popularity.

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The states with the most balanced number of inbound and outbound residents were Arkansas and MS, the study showed. The Mountain West and South regions saw high percentages of inbound moves.

As in United Van Lines report, it found that IL (61 percent), NY (61 percent), CT (60 percent) and New Jersey (57 percent) all placed in the top 10 with respect to the share of outbound moves. Other Midwestern states in the top 10 for outbound migration were Kansas (58.7 percent), OH (56.5 percent), Iowa (55.5 percent) and MI (55 percent).

The leading motivation for the migration patterns across the country was a career change, as a United Van Lines survey showed approximately one out of every two people who moved in the past year moved for a new job or company transfer. Kansas's "outbound" trend for 2018 jumped by 2 percent from 2017, but is down by about 1 percent from 2016.

MI had 4,223 shipments from United Van Lines previous year, according to information from the company.

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